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Angraecum leonis

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by tenman, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. tenman

    tenman Well-Known Member

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    16" leafspan, a night-fragrant madagascan orchid, with two remaining flowers from the two spikes which put out a total of five 2.75" flowers. Notoriously resentful of repotting, after 7 years, it was past due, with a mass of 2-3' long aerial roots, lying on its side on the top of its medium. So last spring, I put the new roots in the new pot, in a medium bark mix over lava rock, and hung it back up high for maximum light and warmth. It surprised me by sending up a spike with three flowers mid-summer, and now, blooming a second time in a year for the first time ever.

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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Tennis, would you say Cattleya light or brighter? Vanda bright? My plant is beautiful but never blooms.
     
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    Mine hangs up with the vandas in the gh and gets as much sun as we get here at 40'N. I do not take it outside for full sun in the warmer months like the purpuratas, etc, so at tat time there's also 30% shadecloth on.
     
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    Beautiful! What is the temperature range where you are growing it?
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you. I moved mine to a brighter spot.
     
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    Intermediate to warm/hot
     
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    Thank you. That is a rather subjective range and varies from place to place. Can you give me some seasonal highs and lows?
     
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    In the winter I set the GH daytime temp to 70, night to 57-60. It can get warmer on sunny days. During the summer, with the coolers running, the nights only get down to 60, maybe 55 on cooler nights, and days in the gh up high where it hangs run up to 90 and even above on especially hot days, but most days probably in the low to mid-80s.
     
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    Thank you, Tennis, that is exactly what I wanted to know.